Hello neighbors, I have quite an interesting update for you indeed.
Behind the scenes the team is drafting our appeal papers into a 15 minute presentation to take in front of the board. Given such little time we have to be very strategic about what is included. Many hours are being logged looking over the minutes from the Planning board and reading up on changes made in that meeting.
It looks like the appeal meeting will be on August 8th. we are not sure of the time, but it will probably be during the day. Unfortunately Todd and I will be out of town, Ken will be taking on the whole enchilada.
After our 15 minutes, both the county and the developer will have time to respond. Commissioners will discuss and ask questions. They will then open it up to community input. We hope you will all show up in mass once again to show your support. Remember, these commissioners are voted in, and Lucy is up for re-election.
On that note, we have come to a point where this process has become as much about politics as it is about code.
Reno is exploding. Residents from all over the county are dealing with the same problems we are and they are fuming. The Planning Commissioners think they can get what ever they want just slid by residents due to the housing shortage, and we are all going to pay for it down the line with a city built on poor infrastructure.
We need to send a message to the commissioners that we aren’t just one group of residents, we represent anger and frustration felt throughout the entire county. We need to tell them we will hold them accountable. We need to wake them up to the political ramifications of passing Ascente as is.
To this end, we plan to take out an RGJ ad directed toward angry residents everywhere who are fighting their own battles and don’t know where to turn. We will invite them to join us at the appeal meeting to help strike the first blow in the larger war.
We need help raising money for that advertisement. So there is a new fundraiser you can find here: Advertisement Fundraiser. I hope you will help us.
At the appeal meeting, they can find one of 3 ways. They can pass it as is. They can reject it, or the can send it back to the Planning Board with recommendations. So, in fact, this journey is not yet necessarily done.
As usual we will need help spreading the word about the appeal, and help us get more followers to this blog. It is our best way of communicating with all of you.
Be safe, be happy!